Day 16 out of Infinity – Busy Tuesday

Yesterday I didn’t go to my Ashtanga class because in the morning I got a last minute request for the company I am a partner in – to provide a potential vendor/client some video clips etc for a presentation. So when the heat gets around my feet – when I am overly blasted with work {also due to procrastination – which is another trait that I am working on} I move myself from my office to the kitchen table. It gives me more space and air to just throw things around just get things done.

In the evening my Japanese healer friend Noriko came over and she had prepared a homemade “Hawaii” pizza with pineapple, basil and ham, it was delicious! {I wish I had taken a picture of it for you} & she gave me a treatment of “cracks”. At times she cracks me to get all my ligaments & bones straight and it is awesome. Now I am not tense in my shoulders anymore & my back is not as tight.

Today will be a busy Tuesday as well – still have a long way to go to get the things off of my list. At times I wish we had more time on a day & energy so that we could do everything we would like to do – but I guess then we might not enjoy the little things we enjoy & love soo much, if we got to do it all the time – things like yoga!

Namaste to you on this busy Tuesday & keep your finger that the presentation will go well!

My little office space & where I get to see a little portion of Diamond Head through my window.

My kitchen table & busy as a bee.



Day 7 out of 7 – Bikram Sunday

Today is the last day of my 7 day Yoga Challenge – however, I am thinking about continuing it to see how long I can last for. So I guess I am making a unofficial Yoga Challenge with a “infinity” count of days:). I will be mixing Bikram with Ashtanga together with my own yoga workout that I do from home – at home I do a mixture of Ashtanga & Bikram but without the heat.

Throughout this week – my technique has gotten a little bit better. I wish that my Bikram class would help me with the technique as my Ashtanga class does. I love Bikram but sometimes I know that my technique is off – and I would have loved to have someone show me the right way, which would help me both with improving my form and also help preventing any injuries – other than that I love it!

Tomorrow it will be Ashtanga class with Yoko again – to get my technique back. But my standing bow pose has totally got better – but only on one side…I will show you my two leg differences during this upcoming week.

Now I am going to enjoy my Sunday Brunch Swedish pancakes I just made.

Namaste to you on this beautiful Sunday!

On my way to yoga class!

This is the studio I go to – Bikram Yoga Studio in  (Kaimuki) Honolulu, Hawaii.

I ♥ Yoga

So other than loving yoga I am also a designer by heart. If I get the right freedom & inspiration I design. Actually, the time I enjoy the most is when I design random things like the one design quote on top without having it being work related or requested. I guess my design turns out the best when I have the freedom to design anything I like. If you love yoga – feel free to grab the design – it is free for any of my yogi peers to use. Enjoy the I ♥ Yoga quote of the Monday.



A NEW Yogi Blogger

I entered the yoga world not too long ago, so I am a yogi fresh off the boat. My girlfriend came to visit in the beginning of this year and she mentioned that she usually go and do Bikram yoga & just a few days after I had chatted with her there was this shinning Groupon e-mail screaming my name “Unlimited Hot Yoga – Bikram – $39.99 for your 1st  Month“. Of course I had to try it out. It was like someone had sent this Groupon thing from heaven:)

My first experience with the Bikram class was dreading but amazing at the same time. Throughout the class, sweat was pouring – and my mind kept telling me to just stop it and leave the room – but I decided to do the mattter over mind way that I have created {don’t let your mind control you – just do it!} – once the class finally was finished I came out and felt cleansed – both mentally & physically. The air, light and feeling that I had was amazing. From that day on – I became a yogi and took Bikram to my heart.

When I first started Bikram I was a smoker – and for each time I went to class I realized that I cannot detoxify myself through yoga and then go home and poison myself with cigarettes – throughout my now 6 months of being a yogi – I have managed to quit smoking, drinking and started to live a much healthier lifestyle. And I have to say that most of it is because of the passion I got for doing Bikram & yoga.

And all I can say is that I love it.


Yogi Rita

{now 2 months & 18 days smoke-free + $380 in savings}